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Adam's Peak ritual

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  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • City: Nuwara Eliya
  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Luca Fecarotta

Supposedly the land in which Adam arrived to after being kicked out of Eden, Adam's Peak is a Pilgrimage point for many around this globe....... But also, for buddhist this is the arrival point of Buddha when he brought buddhism to Sri Lanka...

A night walk to reach the peak of a mountain, site of a small temple... A kind of religious procession occurs at sunrise and praying (in the cold under persistent rain.... in my case). The walk is about 3 hours.. 11.000 steps (with return) illuminated by night lights to help also the elders... but is quite steep.
Once you get to the top, you await for sunrise amongst many pilgrims and fellow travelers. Altogether listening and joining in the religious ceremony (buddist). This walk is very popular and there is big participation, where 80% of the participants local people (during the week end).

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